When you reflect on yourself – what sort of work habits do you have? How do you ensure that you complete all of your homework to the best of your ability? How do you make sure that you make time to scan back over your notes and check for understanding or lack of? We have talked a lot about success this year and looked at many successful people. One thing that I have learnt over the years is that academic success is not something that comes by accident or indeed overnight. People who are successful in examinations were not born with a ‘clever’ gene. In almost every case they have excellent work habits or routines. They plan their weeks meticulously ensuring that every ounce of time is productive. Not all of it is spent working; sporting, social and family time are all accounted for, but the work is planned out thoroughly too. Work often takes place at the same time in the week and it always gets done to a high standard.
It is never too late to start establishing good habits. Sit down with an overview of your week on a piece of A4 paper. Put school down, any extra-curricular activities and then any regular comitments you may have. Then you will need to add your study sessions, keep to it for twenty days and you would have established a habit, one that will ultimately bring you nothing but success!